SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A Southwest Miami-Dade store owner is in shock a day after she said two women were caught on camera stealing expensive merchandise from the business before to take off on fancy wheels.
Mary Holle’s shop is called Miami Twice because most of the items on sale are second-hand, but that also describes the number of times she said her store has been targeted by scammers over the of the last two months.
Holle showed 7News surveillance video of the brazen robbery on Sunday.
“She takes them right here,” she said, referring to one of the sticky-fingered subjects.
Holle said the delinquent duo came to Miami Twice on Saturday and helped themselves to high-end products.
” It’s disgusting ; it makes you sick,” she said.
Security footage captures one of the women as she steals a Louis Vuitton bag and runs away from the business, located along the 6500 block of South West 40th Street.
“She’s the one walking out the door,” Holle said of the surveillance video.
But the thieves’ theft spree wasn’t quite over.
The duo made their way to a Porsche Cayenne parked outside, then returned to the busy store.
“The Saturday before Halloween is by far the biggest day of our year,” Holle said.
The same subject who took the Louis Vuitton bag is seen picking up a pair of Christian Dior backpacks moments later.
Surveillance video showed the duo outside the store as they sprinted to the SUV and zoomed off on Bird Road.
Holle now has about $6,000 in merchandise.
“Disgusting. It’s disgusting,” Holle said.
This isn’t the first time Miami Twice has been targeted this year. In August, crooks broke through the roof of the store and collected enough luxury goods to almost open their own shop.
Holle said the August heist cost him about $400,000. No one was inside the business at the time of the break-in, which remains unsolved.
Holle has since invested in new security cameras, the same video equipment that recorded Saturday’s capers.
Miami-Dade police are currently on the trail of the luxury tag lifters.
“I’m going to catch these women,” Holle said.
How badly does the store owner want the police to find the couple? Enough to put his own money.
“I will pay $5,000 to anyone who gives me information to catch these women. I would love to get my stuff back,” she said.
That’s what Holle said she would add to Crime Stoppers’ reward for information leading to the capture of those who hit Miami twice.
“Do the right thing. Bring it back and let me do the rest,” she said.
If you have any information about this theft or the whereabouts of the subjects, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Don’t forget that you can always remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.
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